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    What about a print-out of a picture of their phone with a map on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    What about a print-out of a picture of their phone with a map on it?
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    Or a picture of a usb-stick with a map on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
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    There are some people who do fell races that do not have a copy of the calendar Graham. Is the info you reference on the FRA website as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Witton Park View Post
    There are some people who do fell races that do not have a copy of the calendar Graham. Is the info you reference on the FRA website as well?
    It's in the same section ie at the end of FRA Requirements for Race Organisers and immediately before FRA Rules for Competition.
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    Note: FRA Mandatory Minimum Kit (for Long A, Medium A and Long B races) comprises: waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood) + hat + gloves + map + compass + whistle + emergency food. Maps must be on paper. Compass must be conventional non-electronic type

    If a runner chooses to use an electronic map, or has some photos on a phone to assist, I think it would be odd, but it seems permissible, so long as they have a paper map with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Witton Park View Post

    If a runner chooses to use an electronic map, or has some photos on a phone to assist, I think it would be odd, but it seems permissible, so long as they have a paper map with them.
    That may be true, but if a runner is using his phone to navigate it would be very difficult for anyone else to be sure that he was not using GPS. Therefore it seems to me better to avoid the appearance of breaking the rules even if you are not actually doing so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witton Park View Post

    If a runner chooses to use an electronic map, or has some photos on a phone to assist, I think it would be odd, but it seems permissible, so long as they have a paper map with them.
    That was my conclusion too as long as they aren't using their phone to tell them their exact location. I agree it is odd which is why I posted
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    I have OS 25,000 scale maps on my Android Phone using the app Alpine Quest. It is excelent, even with the GPS turned off is is so handy having the maps on such a simple small device. In howling wind and rain on top of a mountain it would have certain advantages.

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    ....and such simple small devices are never likely to be compromised by water ingress in foul weather when you will be navigating, trying to wipe the screen clean so you can see it.
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